My Health

Summer Sage-Sorley

Summer is a counselor for Aetna’s Resources for Living program. She joined Aetna in 2005 after earning her master’s in social work from University of Texas at Austin.

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What motivated you to become a counselor?

When I was a student of massage therapy, I got interested in a class on “somatic psychology.” We learned how our body processes emotions and thoughts. I learned that I was more interested in helping clients manage stress than in massage.

What’s the best piece of health advice you ever received?

Make sleep a priority.

What do you want people to learn from stories like Nikki’s?

Living with a chronic health condition can cause physical and emotional challenges. If you’re dealing with both, you aren’t alone. Find a place where you can share your situation freely without worrying about what others think.

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